Windows XP typing delay issue

January 26, 2010 at 11:21:51
Specs: Windows XP
I can't type more than a couple words at a time

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#1
January 26, 2010 at 12:13:55
When? Is that all you for us? Does it only occur when in IE/Firefox? or when in a word processor? or does it return to normal after a few minutes or do you have to reboot?


Just from nothing, I'd open up task manager, see if your computer experiences a heavy load when it happens. I'll wager a bet saying that you got either a virus, or bad keyboard.


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#2
January 26, 2010 at 18:40:26
Your lucky! All I can type is one letter at a time.

Couldn't resist :-)


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#3
January 27, 2010 at 10:05:08
happens all the time all programs have allways ran norton internet security and kept up to day as well as windows update.have tryed other spyware remover nothing i found works.it a dell inspiron 6000 notebook brought in 2005.everything else works.

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#4
January 28, 2010 at 00:20:54
Your using too many resources for your CPU and/or memory
capacity. Stop some services from running that you don't use.
REM out programs which run but that you can start manually when you want.Place the REM in front of the line with a space between the command line, in the registry. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RUN
To the right of run are the programs that start.
Double click the line and place the REM in front of it.
Example: XYZ to the right is "C:\Programs\XYZ\xxyy.exe"
With the REM it would read: REM "C:\programs\XYZ\xxyy.exe"
(your not deleting but simple REM means Remark therefore the line is not executed.)

Go to services: CMD > type services.msc after services opens read each line if necessary. If you don't understand services, google "what services can I stop" or simular.

Norton is a hog in itself. Open the Taskmanager called taskmgr.exe and look at it at the gobling CPU usage of any program. You can also download for free a Microsoft program called "process explorer" procexp.exe and it will tell you which service, program, and process is eating up your precious resources.
Many programs automatically start, such as Nero. But if you don't want to burn for a month, why have it start up every day ? You can REM that one. Also go to Start Menu > Programs > Start Up see what you want. Make a temp file in same folder and drag out the stuff you don't need to start.
For instance my HP printer put 3 files in there to start up with my computer. What for ? I haven't started printing.
Drag 'em out. Don't worry the printer will run just fine.

If your new at this, I suggest to you simple write down everything you've done. And when playing with the registry, you can simply go to the top pull down tabs and use export.
So the line you work on, export i.e. XYZ.reg to desktop (or wherever u remember). A double click of the .reg file will put the export right back in. You need to do nothing but double click.
Upgrade Memory. That would be your best bet.


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#5
January 29, 2010 at 08:45:19
Yes, it sounds like you are overusing resources (or your computer is). As above, stop many of them from starting until you are ready for them. Also do a disk clean up and defrag, some things like internet browsing history, cookies, downloaded programs, and other things are saved in windows XP for ever if you let them, so clean them out and defrag to speed up all of your programs and reduce errors while finding things. And finally, consider running a different Virus software (like before renewal time) since Norton uses an extreme amount of resources by itself. I like Webroot's Antivirus with Spysweeper personally and have used it for years on XP and now on Windows 7 64bit (I noticed a major difference in computer speed when I first switched from Norton to Webroot, that using a Pentium 4 1.4Gighz).
Also as above, look into adding more memory, while XP runs on 500mb memory or less, it will run much better with today's office and internet software with 1Gb of memory. (2Gb is good if cheep enough, but not usually nec.).

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#6
January 30, 2010 at 07:55:19
I have tried other virus removers and have done most of the sugestions ofterd here. I have 1gb memory and 128mb video card. i have tried a usb keyboard same than thing also have problem with full screen. it will drop down to taskbar.i have to click on to bring back.works fine in a window.ie and firefox will work full screen.I think my memory is going the only thing i haven't tried.is this a possability computer reads 1024mb total memory. most of the time reads 430mb or more avaible memory.

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